Senior Bowl Day 1 Winners
1. Kenny Pickett (QB Pittsburgh)- The thing that impressed me the most with Kenny Pickett is his Pocket awareness or feel for the pocket; every time you think you got him, he just makes one subtle step and creates a throwing lane or scrambles. He made all the throws today at a pretty consistent rate, out routes, fade balls, crossers, you name it, he did it today.
2. Bo Melton (WR Rutgers) – Bo looked like a prototypical slot receiver in today’s NFL. Quick burst of the line, fluid in and out of his breaks, showed the ability to accelerate and decelerate quickly. If he continues to perform like this, the arrows certainly pointing up
3. Rachaad White (RB Arizona St) – The Arizona state RB showed patience by waiting on blocks to develop before he accelerated through the hole. He broke a couple of impressive long runs today. He showed he could get skinny before a hole closes up and attack the second level.
4. Jermaine Johnson (DE Flordia St) – The beast from Florida state looked every bit as dominant as his tape suggests. He consistently blew up plays in the backfield and was winning consistently at the point of attack.
5. Coby Bryant (CB Cincinnati) – The Thorpe award winner was fantastic today. He showed the ability to press and mirror his opponents in 1v1 and 7v7 drills.
6. Perrion Winfrey (IDL Oklahoma) – The 6’4 290lbs interior d-lineman from Oklahoma had himself a day notching a sack and blowing up plays at the line of scrimmage. His speed at that size also impressed me, showing pursuit and his great motor.
7. Roger Mccreary (CB Auburn) – I’ll keep this simple the man is a stud that competes at the highest level. I don’t believe I saw him lose a single rep today.
8. Khalil Shakir (WR Boise St) – Another smaller receiver with juice. Today, he was lightning in a bottle and showed great hands, catching the ball away from his body.
9. Jake Ferguson (TE Wisconsin) – Undoubtedly the most impressive TE today. A guy who’s not known to be a dynamic receiver showed his pass-catching ability from the short to intermediate area and looked like he can be a safe, reliable target at the next level.
10. Romeo Doubs (WR Nevada) – He is benefitting from having his quarterback here at the Senior Bowl getting him the rock. But Doubs had one of the best plays of the day, a deep ball down the right sideline from Carson Strong that was caught for a touchdown.